This is an all-access trail that is wide and has fine gravel that is usually well groomed. If you bring a small-wheeled stroller, go slow, to avoid getting wheels caught up in small ruts that can form after a storm.
Begin at the Russian Ridge Parking Lot, and look for the well marked sign that will point you towards a little tunnel that passes under Alpine Road. Follow the trail around Alpine Pond to the nature center and take advantage of the center’s water, benches, nature displays, and scope. Bathrooms are located at the West end of the lake, across the Ridge Trail road. Loop around the lake and head back the way you came.
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